I have the family history for the Francis Douglas family who arrived in 1863. It is on family search I hope. My nana, Flora Ross/Miller wrote her mother Ann's history. Annie lived till aged 97 and died at Waikato Hospital.. She was endowed with quite a sense of humour-- I have some autographs of hers.
Francis Douglas ?b. Carlyle Cumberland(snr) d. 14/9/1892 Akld, NZ married Elizabeth Kidd b 16 oct 1825, Biggar, Scotland; d. Dec 1866, Akld, NZ-- daughter of Alex Kidd and Ann (Brown).
Mary m. 1866 in Akld, David Gouk of Scotland. they celebrated their golden wedding in 1916
Ann b 1848, died Nov 1945 m P B Ross 1869
Grace,m Peter Thompson, in NZ?
James m Jane
Francis--I think went into militia
Alexander----- the person whom the lady from Dunedin wrote about.
Maybe this information will link for someone else. David Gouk, then his son were well known Auckland shipbuilders.. Peter Baxter Ross was a fitter/turner & the son of John Ross/Catherine Pearson of Commercial St, Dundee.
I need to study how to work your website. My husband Mark & I visited Drumlanrig Castle and drove to Biggar in 2009.
I am also related to the Johnstone clan through my paternal Great grandmother-- her father was William Hope Johnstone